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The Nelson Economist Apr 26, 1899

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 s^���v  #  THE NELSON  i  VOL. II.  NELSON ..B. C,   WEDNESDAY,   APRIL 26,  1899..  NO.  S  ._ a_  LI-'  [V  lr>r>.  4--  THE NELSON ECONOfllST.  Issued every Wednesday at the city of Nelson, B. C.  D. M. Carley .' Publisher  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Que Year to Canada and United States * $2.00  If paid in advance  1.50  One Year to Great Britain  2.50  If paid in advance..' >  2 00  ���Remit by Express, Money Order, Draft, P. O. Order, or  Registered Letter.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited.  Advertisements of   reputable character .will be inserted ,  upon terms which will be made known on application.  Only  articles of merit will be advertised in these columns and the  Interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The social evil question is again  agitating  the minds of the city fathers.    It appears that  several speculators   who   bought  property in  the vicinity  of the  houses  of  ill-repute because it was undesirable and cheap, now want'  the houses  moved because their presence prevent any advance in the price of property in  that district.    They do not  attempt  to solve  the problem  of what is to be done with the  unfortunate ^creatures who sell their souls for  temporary gain.    The fact  that thse women  might more to some other other locality  and  depreciate the value of property, does not appear to enter into consideration of the  question, nor yet does, it matter, if blocks and private rooms throughout the city become tenanted by these women of easy and unrefined  virtue.   The  fact of the matter is, sooner or  later these women will have to move, biit it is  doubtful if the council will 7 accomplish  anything in thai direction this'year.  If the aldermen used their position to specify any particular district in which houses of ill-fame should  be located, they would earn for themselves the  cenBure of the citizens. .   ;  Evidently Col. Dennison believes that, in  times of peace we should prepare for war. In  his address before the British Empire League,  at Ottawa, the Colonel gave some amusing details jOf the unfitness of the militia equipment  for actual service. He told of his own experience at the time of the Fenian raid. He had  information beforehand of the invasion 'and  told the government about it, asking for a  better cavalry equipment. He was informed  that the question :qf Spencer carbines would  be considered and that the government hoped  thev would not be needed. Within a week  after that he and his corps were hurrying to  the., border without proper arm^. with no  haversacks, no btanke-s, no camp kettles, no  water bottles. In fact,,they went as they sat  od their liorses, and at the front they toasted  their bacm before -the fire and ate it out of  their hand-*. It was almost the same iu the  Fort Garry campaign. They had nothing but ,  condemned blankets, and'he asked them that:  each man might have three, in order that one  might cover the holes in the other. Their*  water bottles would not hold water, and they  threw them away at the Lake of the Woods,  so that they would never be issued again.  Having these lively recollections, Col. Deni-  son strongly endorses Gen. Hutton's recommendations for a more adequate army equipment.  The friends of. John Houston will sympa-'  thize with that gentleman in the recent rebuke  administered to him by his nephew. " Blundering newspapermen "is pretty tough on the  " perfession."  The announcement that the Archbishop of  Canterbury had recently signed a petition in  favor of woman suffrage leads a London paper  to observe that among other prelates cordially  in favor of the movement are the Bishops of  Southwell, Edinburgh, Hereford and Southampton, the Dean of Durham, Canon Barnett,  Canon Ede and Canon Wilberforce.  ��� f  The British Columbia Weekly (published at  Vancouver) has the following :  "The announcement has been made that  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company has  decided to put on a second daily passenger  train from >Vinnipeg west, the route being via  the main line, to Dunmore, thence via the  Lethbridge road and the Crowds Nest Pass- line  to Nelson direct. From Winnipeg direct Ho  the heart of the Kootenays is a great thing for  Nelson and the rest of the district, and the  news will no doubt be welcomed. No doubt,  also, the C. P. R. will use it to the full extent  as a drawing card in Winnipeg and the east  to stimulate efforts to increase trade with the  rich and rapidly advancing mining region - of '  southeastern British Columbia. It is not at  all likely that freight shipping facilities have,  by reason of the new departure in passenger  service, been made made one whit better or  more advantageous than present existing con-  ditions of freight service ; so that from  that point of view the change is not of  direct interest to coast business men. But  trom another" point of view it is a most ma-,  terial change, and materially will it affect the  development of trade between the centres ol  business on the coast and the interior."  l$eynolcVs Newspaper says that some of the  members of the British House of Lords are ��  imbeciles or inmates.of lunatic asylums who  never appear in public, and that one poor  hereditary victim is. kept chained up in a dark  cellar, where he barks like a dog and is fed  solely on. raw meat. Of trie 591 titled lawmakers, six are peers of the royal blood, two  archbishops of the Anglican church,22 dukep,  22 marquises, 123 earls, 29 viscounts, 319  barons, 16 Scottish arid 28 Irish representative  peers, and 24 lords spiritual.  ' <���  In the defeat of Hon. Peter White in Brock- ,  ville riding, the Conservatives have met with a  significant reverse.    Lack of organization and  lack of faith in Conservative leaders are doing their deadly work.  The death of Right Hon. Sir John Robert  Mowbray, father of the] House of Commons  since 1898, is announced. Sir John Mowbray  was the first baron of that name, the baronetcy  being created in 1880. ��� He was born June 3,  1815. Was Judge Advocate General in 1858,  1859 and 1866. On the death^of the Right  Hon. Charles Pelham Villiers, January 16,  1898, Sir John Mowbray became the oldest  member of the House of Commons, otherwise  the father of the|House.  If the Victoria correspondent of the- Kamloops Standard writes the .truth, Joseph Martin is riot making any special effort to emulate  the virtues of a former Joseph whose escapades  form a very interesting chapter in the Bible.  The amount of money left unclaimed in  Canadian banks is astonishing in view of the  fact that so many people are complaining of  being! hard up, says the Vancouver World.  The Bank of British Columbia has no unpaid  dividends,.but it holds $14,592.15 in unclaimed  balances, $203.35 of which was in connection  with the Vancouver agency. Thei Bank of  British North America has $353.06 in unpaid  dividends and $52,602.73 in unclaimed bal-  ances, $3,100.38 of the latter being.in connection with the Vancouver agency.   The Bank THE ECONOMIST  of Hamilton has $108.06 in unpaid dividends,  and $10,155.28 in unclaimed balances.   The  Bank of  Montreal  has   $480.01   of   unpaid  dividends/and $66,809.62 in unclaimed balances, $138.79 of the latter being in connection  with the Vancouver agency.   The Bank of New  Brunswick has no unpaid dividends, but holds  $1,170.77 in unclaimed balances.   The Bank  of Nova Scotia has $16.20 and $127,135.24 in  unpaid dividends and unclaimed balances respectively.   The Banks of Ottawa, Toronto  and Yarmouth have no unpaid dividends, but  hold $2,153.22, $2,343.66 and $921.35 in unclaimed balances respectively.   The Banque  de St. Hyacinthe has $75.58 in unpaid dividends, and $3,757.44 in unclaimed balances.  The Banque de St. Jean and  St. Stephen's  Bank are the only ones which have no unpaid  dividends or unclaimed balances. The Banque  du Peuple has $615.19 and $273.64 in unpaid  dividends and unclaimed balances respectively;  the Bank  d'Hochelaga, $900 and $419.46; the  Banque Jacques-Cartier, $48.13 and $1,025 61;.  and   the    Banque   Nationale,   $131.76   and  $4,145.46.    The Banque de Vilie-Marie and  the  Caisse d'Economie   de   Notre-Dame   de  Quebec have no unpaid dividends, but hold  $669.73  and $16,430.45 respectively in  unclaimed balances.     The Canadian, Bank of  Commerce  has $224.89 in unpaid dividends,  and $7,259.81  in  unclaimed balances.   The  City and District Savings Bank and the  Dominion Bank have no unpaid dividends, but  hold $79,525.79 and $1,331.81 respectively in  unclaimed balances.    The Commercial Bank  of Windsor has $25 in unpaid dividends, and  $5;077.03 in unclaimed balances; the Eastern  Townships Bank, $1,612.08 and $19,466.11 ;  the Merchants Bank of Canada, $87.50 and  $35,519.94; the Ontario Bank, $20 and  $1,~  036.98; the Peopled Bank  of Halifax,  $5.15  and $1,070.56 ; the Standard Bank of Canada,  $43.50  and  $759.88,; and the Traders' Bank  of Canada, $71.16 and $536.43. . The following have no  unpaid  dividends  the amounts  being  unclaimed. balances :   The  Exchange  Bank of Yarmouth, $4.20; Halifax  Banking  Co,\$3,308.80;   Imperial  Bank   of   Canada,  $4,601.70; Merchants  Bank of  Halifax, $9,-  74411; Merchants Bank  of  Prince Edward  Island, $140:87; Mobon's  Bank,  $11,117.32;  People's Bank of New Brunswick, $57.39; Quebec   Bank,    $8,557.80;   Summerside    Bank,  $94 50;   Union   Bank  of  Canada, $3,086.10;  UriioivBank of Halifax, $8,970.49 ; Western  Bank of Canada, $104.14.  Twefny years ago Mexico had only 500  miles ol railroad, to-day there 17,000 miles of  railroad in constant operation, most of vhich  receives a subsidy from the government. One  noted exception, however, it is the Mexican  International, y !  u An Old Shareholder " writes as follows to  the British Columbia Review (published at  London, Eng):  Dear Sir:���As the board of the Hall Mines  apparently does not think it necessary to disclose    the    favorable     data   in   their  pos  session    which    recent   developments    and  exploitation   of   this   property   have established,   it    may    be    as    well    to    quote  from a letter written to the Cork Constitutional  by one of the  directors���Mr. Robert Day���in  which he says that report* to hand from the  mine manager, dated March 6th, state that he  looks forward " to having the 200-ton smelter  in full and continuous blast in the near future,  as he promises an output^from the upper levels  of 6,000" tons a month, and this without touching the ore bodies discovered and  proved in  the lower levels under No. 5 tunnel.   While  this smelter is converting  our own, ore into  matte, the  smaller  100-ton  smelter will be  treating silver-lead ores from other mines in  the district with  which contracts have been  made."    I may add that the Hall Mines smelter, has concluded to contract with the Queen  Bess Company for the treatment of all their  ores on very favorable terms.   The rich strike  recently reported 120 feet below the adit level  obviates the necessity for the expenditure of so  large a sum on dead-work as was estimated ;  and as, too, sufficient  money  has  been subscribed for the debenture itsue, the company  is now in an independent position.   Moreover,  operations for the last four to six months having resulted in a substantial  profit sufficient,  to pay the ordinary expenses of the property,  including the smelter, it is incomprehensible  that the shares in a solvent and profit-earning  company should stand  at so far below their  par value.    There is no fear any more of the  concern running short of ores, and, in addition  to the development of reserves on its mine, it  possesses one or  more valuable copper propositions  in the district likely soon to become  producers  also.   The   smelting   plant alone  could earn enough to keep the company going  and pay expenses, even if the mines were shut  down.   It is, therefore, wrong to allow shareholders to get scared for want of the information   it should  be  the directors' duty to be  prompt in giving them.  Victorians are wrestling with a Sunday  closing movement. The capital city is becoming the home of religious fanatics.  The  great-granddaughter  of   Lord  Byron  was married not long ago, and forthwith entered    upon   a^ honeymoon   quite   romantic  enough to have suited even her famous ancestor himself.    Miss Blunt���that was her name  ���married Neville Lytton  at  Cairo, and the  couple  then drove ten miles across the desert  to  her  father's  place near Heliopolis.    They  were met by a picturesque train of Arab horse-,  men  and Bedouin camel  riders, under   the  leadership of the oldest sheik of the tribes.  The villages were decorated, a whole flock of  sheep roasted, and there was an Oriental cast  to   the  occasion  which  is not customary in  English weddings.  to double within the next two years. Moreover, the present population demand a greater  supply of water than has been at their disposal in the past. In view of these conditions,  is it wise to court a water famine, which is inevitable if the citizens are forced to depend  upon the present inadequate supply ? Money  is needed for this purpose, and the taxpayers  will be only consulting their own welfare by  empowering the council to expend a reasonable sum in the extension of the waterworks <>  system. The sum required for public works  and other utilities is quite within the bounds  of reaeon, and it is to be hoped the council^  will not be handicapped in their desire to keep  the city in the front rank of desirable residence localities of British Columbia ; but that  the people will vote willingly for the $65,000  requested.  The  British Electric  Traction  Company,  said to control about forty different tramway  lines  in Great  Britain  and  other countries,  have requested the city council to pass in favor  of a franchise for running street cars in Nelson.   The council have decided to comply with  the request and  to submit a by-law to the  ratepayers for their approval, upon the understanding  that the company shall give satisfactory evidence of its ability to parry out the  work, and  that within two months after the  granting of the charter the company shall  commence work and continue the same without delay until at least two miles of tramway  is completed.   There can  be  no objection to  the granting of such a franchise, provided, of  course, that the interests of the citizens are  properly safeguarded.   For instance, the matter of fare is always an important one in the  granting of a street car franchise.   If a tramway line were not restricted to a  5-cent fare  it could charge 10 cents, and thus defeat one  of the real objects of the granting of  the franchise.    It may be said that no company would  pursue the fatuous policy of charging 10 cents,  knowing that travel at 5 cents would be more  than  twice what it would be at 10 cents, yet  two or three street car companies in  Canada  in the early days of their operation did charge  the 10-cent fare.   This is only one of the provisions that must be made in th�� granting of  the francise.   There are several others which  The Economist will refer to at the proper  time.    In the meantime every reasonable encouragement should be given this enterprise.  It is probable that withi n a few weeks the  ratepayers of Nelson will be called upon to  vote $65,000 for the purpose of carrying on  several much needed public improvements.  It is no secret that the present supply of water  is scarcely sufficient to meat immediate requirements, without taking into consideration  what may be required for tne future. Nelson  is growing more rapidly than any city of its  size on the continent, and it is quite within  the range of reason to expect the  population  Real estate has taken an upward movement in the last day or so. The prospect of a  streetcar service in the near future is more or  less responsible, but other causes have also  contributed to the activity in the realty  market.,: "*c;  From private sources The Economist learns  that W. A. Galliher, Esq., who was sent to  Ottawa to pr��38 upon the Government the  necessity of a public building at Nelson, has  received th�� assurance of every member of th��  Government that such a building will be  erected here. There was some doubt as to the  outcome of Mr. Galliher's  mission^ some be-  -v'': V  wm  -V-i-Z-JA  I  M THE ECONOMIST.  lieving that nothing would come of it, others  thought otherwise, and their view appears-to  have been the correct one, for with the assurances of every .-number of the Government that  such a building will be erected at Nelson in  the near future' it is more than probable that  such will be the case. Thus it transpired that  *��� delegate like Mr. Galliher is worth more to  ..-city than a representative of Mr. Rostock's c  calibre.  With one or two exceptions, the .business  men , of Nelson will close their stores at 7  o'clock p. in. throughout the summer months.  This will giveathe merchants and clerks an*  opportunity of enjoying a little recreation, just  the same as other people. .   .  ' ;  Mr. R. E. Cornell, the first victim of Joe  Martin's guillotine, has succeeded Mr. Duncan  Ross-as editor of the Greenwood Times. Mr.  Gosnell was provincial librarian for years,  until the Martin Government relieved--him of  his diuies. He has had a newspaper experience "extending over many years, and can he  Lr I  depended upon to make the Times-&n interesting publication.  Mayor Harrison smashes the Anglo-Saxon  alliance in the following dispatch to an Irish  home-ruler : " Rejoice in. Ireland's triumph ;  full freedom must follow."  The English innkeeper who refused to supply Lady Hab'berton with ��*i lunch because the  latter wore the "rational " dress has struck a  decisive blow at dress reform in England.  .There is talk of a shortage in the wheat  crop of the United Stales this year of between  75,000,000 and 300,000,000 bushels, owing to  the injury sustained to winter wheat.  �� iliii Uju iiUv.1 liC��*u*OiltJ   OiJUU;   i-'ii..   K/KJl Ulll  Will  ilOl  make application for a charter this year to  build his road will not surprise auy" one who  has given much attention to the matter. In  fact, so impressed were some newspapers with  the belief that Mr. Corbin would not have the  matter brought up this year in the Dominion  House that they refrained from discussing the  question altogether.  Mb. '.Jacob Dover, who has just returned;  from the e-a'Bt with  his bride, makes   the announcement that Nelson is scarcely ever heard  . of in the east. This is not the/first time the same  gpmpiaint has been .inade.   A/young man who  reached here from Eastern: Canada a .few days  ago, says he stumbled across the name of Nelson on the map, and being impressed ...with- its  ..Ration,..he came here.    He had never  heard  Auy one speaking of Nelson, and as for an advertisement of its resources, not one  appears  in a conspicuous place in any station or hotel  in! Eastern  Canada.    Of-course,-it- may.  be  argued  that   so far  as  worki/igmen are con-  cernedjthere are enough'here to do the work, and  as for investors, they have already  discovered  our resources and therein placed their capital ;  but the fact still rem;iinslhai, in the opinion  of many in the cast, there is only one ciiy in  the Koott-ifuiv. and thai is Rossland. This  should not "be iheca.-e. Nelson phould be  known as the'.great commercial centre  of   the  j  Kootenay���the point from.which all the mines  in West Kootenay receive,their supplies. This  matter phould be taken- up at once by the  Board'of- Trade.  For a sample of abnormally developed  check and ��� sublime impudence, read the  following from the Rossland Record :.  " \Vhat irf Rossland to do in a way of a  celebration this year ? Kaslo and New Denver  uro to celebrate the Queen's birthday and  Nelson proposes to celebrate Dominion day.  To avoid a clash and to emphasize the good  feeling that is growing up between the Anglo-  American people, we would suggest a' Fourth  of July celebration in Rowland, or an Anglo-  American-celebration on the Fourth of July.  -.c, If there arc any in Rossland who feel that  they should celebrate tlie Fourth of July, nonobjection should be made'if they crossed over to  Nonhport to do so; bat they must not be .per-  mitted to.make it a Canadian national holiday.   ' ,      . .  A Missouri  judge  believes  that there are  times when a man is justified in beatings his  wife, and one is when the partner of his joys becomes addicted to strong drink.     While m.-my  will admit that the provocation is groat, few  will acknowledge that even then  the offender  should   be  subjected  to the humiliation of a  heating at the hands of a husband." The question is, even   under   these circumstances,  are  there many wives who worship too assiduously  at the shrine of Bacchus ?    We all know that  in Nulson there is not one woman who forgets  herself so far -as to become a victim  of strong  drink, but Nelson is not Che whole world. , .It  is said that the drink habit is growing among  women, u,sci the  iccurLiio z*.-;y .turns prove this  by the fact that many of  the patients are females.    And  strange  to  say,   many  of   the  women  are from   the   higher   ranks in life, a  circle in   which  environment and association  should wield a strong restraining influence.  The Manitoba Liberals will hold a con yen-,  tionin Winnipeg in June or July. Invitations   will  be  extended to old-time Manitoba  Liberals now residing; iii.'.tai's' Province to be  present and join in the festivities.,  The: eight-hour. Jaw is now in the ��� throes  of dissolution,, and the efforts of Agitator  Wilkes to revive it will prove unavailing.  Y Although Canada is getting a fair share of  the surplus population of Gre^t Britain, ..a  large number are going to Australia Th. preference to 'settling-on our prairie lands. This  is. chiefly- owing to the action of the govern-  'merit'of Queensland which Ik giving extra inducements to intending emigrants, amongst  them being, a free passage.. To divert the  tide in our favor ft may be  necessary for Can  ada Jo make a similar.concesMon, although, as  the Roifwevain (Manitoba) Globe says, as a  general-ru)*, those who look for free transportation are not the best clans of people, but those  who are possessed of the most sturdy independence, l^  . The Montreal ITcrahb publishes ^ a  special  from Washington to   the  effect   that .United  State. Admiral Sampson will   not accept   the-  invitation of the British naval   authorities , to-  visit England and the   reason   understood Js-  that the Stales don't desire  to  emphasize , to ,*  the European powers its   increasingly .cordial*.  relations with Britain.     And.thus the.Anglo-  American alliance   beeomes   perforated   with.,  holes.     , . ���'  TiiE"Ottawa Citizen says  that  Sir Charles  Tupper has"taken  a  statesmanlike stand  on  behalf  of the Opposition in relation   to   the -  Pacific cable ppheme..   The policy of the'Liberal-Conservative   party, has always  favored.'  the strengthing of the  bonds  of the  empire..  When   thin ckn  be  done on  a commercially  advantageous basis a,s in the present instance,,  it has  a  double benefit.'  The action  of the  leader of the opposition will commend itself to-  every   loyal   Canadian, who  believes  in  the  interests of the Dominion and the empire being  placed above the mere considerations of party-  ism.    The government has adopted the  Conservative p'olio}' in this, matter as in so many  others, but no petty jealousy has been allowed-  by the vetenui leader of  the Opposion   to  interfere with his  expression  of satisfaction  at  the   probable  accomplishment of a   valuable  imperial public work.  Yankee prospectors are staking claims in-  the Atlin district in the names of Canadian  partners, in order to avoid the provisions of  the alien exclusion legislation.  Some one has been kind enough to send this  paper a copy of the Grand Forks Miner, with  a marked item which makes a somewhat mystifying reference to some one who attempted  to capture a "juvenile Egyptian." We confess Egyptian darkness as to the meaning of  this dark hint.     .  Hon. J.M. Gibson, Minister of Crown Lands  in .the Ontario Government, and acting Premier of Chita-rip; in the absence of Premier  Hardy, discussing the report from Washington  to the effect that the United States Government is contemplating 'the. prohibition oi'.Oan-  aclian lumber in consequence of the saw-log  ���legislation of the O.utaria Government, said-:.  "This Government does not propose to take'  any action. If the Americans want, to put in  a prohibitory measure, let taem. We-have"  taken our position and will stand by it." We  have.already taken jt-he ground that the ex-  porftation of logs was subject to our regulations  and Ikniy were sold.'subject to thoae regulations. The matter was carefully considered  from the commencement, and now the Ameri  cans can go ahead."  i ULi S?w ^SffiSMi-^EnsSrSfJfSSlSS  I SJjtrPWxiiijmj^^^i^-- THE ECONOMIST.  THE STARS.  [TOLD BY A PROVENCAL SHEPHERD]  i �� i  When I tended sheep upon the Liberon I remained whole weeks without seeing a living  soul, alone on the pasture with my dog Labri  and my flock.     From time to time the hermit  of Mont de PUre passed by   gathering   herbs,  or perhaps I would see the black face of some  Piedmontese charcoal burner, but these were  simple folk, silent from force of solitude, having lost the wish to talk, and knowing nothing of what was said below in the villages and  towns.     So, every-fortnight when I heard on  the riding road   the bells of our farm-mule  bringing me   provisions,   and   when   I   saw  appearing little by   little over the hill the  sprightly head  of the little miarro (farm-boy)  or the red head-dress of old  Aunt Novade,   I  was indeed happy.     I made them tell me all  th�� news of down  below.;  the baptisms, the  marriages, but what interested me most was  to know the doings cf my master's daughter,  our young demoiselle Stephanette, th�� prettiest  girl for ten leagues around.     Without appear:  ing to take too much interest, I informed myself as to whether she went much to festivals,  to wakes, if she  had    many   new   admirers;  and to those who wanted to know how  these  things concerned me, I   replied   that   I   was  twenty years old and that Stephanette was the  most beautiful thing I had ever seen  in   my  life.  Well, one Sunday when I was   waiting   for  my fortnight's provisions,  it,  happened   that  they did not arrive until it was very late.   In  the morning I said "it is on account of  high  mass," then towards noon a great storm  came  up, and I thought they could not start because  of the bad state of the roads.    At last, towards  three o'clock, the sky having cleared, and  the  mountain being all aglitter with   water  and  sunshine, I heard admidstthe drip of. leaves  and the overflow of swollen brooks, the  mule  bells, as gay, as lively as the great chimes  of  Easter.     But it was not the little miarro, not  old Novade.    It was, guess who ?���our young  mistress in person, sitting straight up between  the osier panniers, all rosy with the mountain  air and refreshment of the   storm.     The boy  was sick, Aunt Novade on   a  holiday at   the  home, of her children.    The beautiful Stephan-  ette told me all this as she got down   off   her  mule, and also that she was late because   s\ie  had lost her wa��;   but to see her in her Sunday clothes, with her flowered ribbon, her gay  frkirt, and her lace, she had rather the look of  being belated at some dance  than   Of  having  sought her way among  the bushes.     Oh  the .  dainty creature !   I could not take   my   eyes  away from her.     It is true that I had  never  beheld  her  so  near.     Sometimes in   winter  when the flocks were down  on the plain, and  1 went into supper at the farm, she crossed the  room lightly, hardly speaking to the servants,  alwavs well   dressed and a little proud.    And  now I had her before  me,  only   for me���was  it not enough to turn one's head ? -(-  When she  had taken the provisions out  of  the basket StepbeneUe began to look curiously  about her. Lifting slightly her pretty Sunday drese so as not to spoil it, she went into  the pen, to see the corner where I slept,  my crib of straw with its covering of sheepskin, my cape hanging on the wall, my crook,  my flint-lock gun. Everything amused her.  .," So it is here you live, poor Bhepherd ?  How you must tire of being always alone.  What do you do ? What do you think of ?"  I wanted to answer, " of you, mistress," and  I should not have Her' 'rat my confusion was  so great I could not n A a single word. Indeed, I believe that she saw it and took a  mischievous delight in redoubling my embarrassment.  "And your sweetheart, shepherd, dosen't she  sometimes come up to see you ? She must  certainly be the fairy Esterelle who run upon  the tops of the mountains.'' And indeed,  she herself in talking thus had the air of the  fairy Eaterelle with her pretty laugh, her  half-turned head, and her haste to go which  made an apparition of her visit.  "Adieu, shepherd."  " Your health,   mistress."     And then  she  was gone, taking the empty basket.  When she disappeared down the steep path,  it seemed that the stones rolling under the  mule's feet fell one by one on my heart.  I listened long, long, and until the close of  day, I remained as though asleep, not daring  to budge for fear of waking from my dream.  Toward evening when the valley depths became blue, and the sheep crowded one against  another, bleating to re-enter the pen, 1 heard  someone on the descent calling to me, and I  saw appearing our demoiselle, not laughing  as a while ago, but trembling with fear, cold  and dampness. It seems that at the foot of  the mounting side she had found the Sorgue  swollen by the rain, and wishing to cross at  aHhazards, she had narrowly escaped drowning. , At that hour of the night return to the  farm was not to be dreamed of, pur young  lady could not find the cross-road alone, and  I could not quit my n\,ck. The idea of passing the night on the mountain tormented her  greatly, above all because of her family. But  I did my best to reassure her. " In July the  nights are short, mistress. It will be but an  unpleasant moment."  And I speedily lit a great fire to dry her  feet and her drese, all soaking with the water  of the Sorgue. Then I placed milk and  cheese before her, but the poor child thought  neither of warmth nor of food, and on seeing  the great tearscome into her eyes I too wanted  to cry.        .        :���.:.;���:,  However, it,was not night. Only on the  mountain crests there still remained a dust  of sunshine, a vapor of light toward the side  of the setting sun. I persuaded our demoiselle to enter the fold and rest. * Having  spread frenh straw and a new skin I wished  her good night and went to seat myself before the gate of the pen. God is my witness,  in spite of the fire of love which burned in my  blood no bad thought came to me, nothing  but. a great pride to think that, in a corner of  the pen, near the curious sheep which looked  upon her slumber, like a   lamp   whiter   and  more precious than the others slept, confided  to my care, the daughter of our master. Never  had the sky appeared so deep and the stars so  bright. All at once the beautiful Stephanette  appeared at the little window of the pen. She  could not sleep. The sheep made the  straw squeak by their stirring or they bleated  in their dreams. She would rather come near  the fire. Seeing that, t threw my goat skin  over her shoulders, I stirred up the fire, and  we remained near each other without a word.  If you have ever passed the night in the  open air, you know that during the hours  wnen we sleep a mysterious world awakes in  solitude and silence. Then the brooks sing  more clearlyy the ponds show little flames.  All the mountain spirits come and go freely,  in the air are rustlings, imperceptible noises,  as if one heard the branches grow, the grass  push forth. Day is the life of beings, but  night is the life of things. When you are  not used to it it makes you afraid. So our  young mistress was all shivering and cowered,  against me at the least noise. Once a long  melancholy cry from the mere which glittered  below mounted wave-like up to us. At the  same moment a beautiful shooting-star glided  above our heads in the same direction, as  though the plaint we had just heard carried  light with it.  " What is that ?" Stephanette asked me  in a low voice.  " A soul just entering paradise, mistress," and-  Lmade the sign of the cross.  She did the same and remained a moment  in meditation. "It is true then that you are  sorcerers, you shepherdo ? ' "By no means,  demoiselle. But here we live nearer to the  star, and we know what happens among them  better than the people of the plain."  Still looking upward,.her head leaning on  her hand, wrapped in the goat-skin like a  little heavenly shepherd : " How many there  are ! How beautiful ! I have never seen so  many: And do you know their names, shepherd ?"  "Yes indeed, mistress.   See, just above you  is the Road of St. James (the milky way).   It  goes from France right over  into  Spain.    It  was St. James of Gallicia who traced it to show  the way to brave Charlemagne when he made  war on the Saracens.     Further on  you  have  the Chariot of Souls, (Ursa  Major)   with   its  four resplendent axles.     The   three stars  in  front are the horses, and the little one opposite  the third is the driver.     See, all around   this  rain of falling stars.     They are the souls that  the good God does not want in  his  mansion.  A little lower is the rake, or the  three  kings ,-."  (Orion).     It is that which serves   us f for   a  clock.   Just by looking at it I know now that  it is past midnight.    A little lower towards  the south burns St. John of Milan,  the  torch  of the stars (Sirius.)     This is what shepherds  tell'of that star.     It seems  that  one. night'1  John of Milan with the three kings   and- La  Ponisimere (the Pleiades) were* invited to the  wedding of a star, one of   their friends.     La  Pdussihiere being in a hurry started first and  took the highroad.     Look at her there in the  very depths of the sky.   The three kings took  ��Zz  e��  ' ' "   * ". ' ''" ' I- '' ���''',��� '''���'..���''. ...... ^  ��� ....-'.���' I. *' ' ' :     '   ��� '���''���''..'. THE ECONOMIST.  a short cut and caught up with her, but lazy  John of Milan who had slept too late remained  away behind, and furious threw his stick to  stop them. That is why the " three kings"  is called " John,of Milan's Slick." But the  moBt beautiful of all the stars is ours, the  shepherd's star, which lights us at dawn when  we take out our flocks and again, in the evening when we return. We call it also Mague-  lonne, the beautiful Maguelonne, which runs  after Peter of Provence, (Saturn) and marries  him every seven years.,  " How shepherd, there are marriages among  the stars ?"  " Yes indeed,,mistress."  And as I tried to explain what these  marriages were I felt something fresh and fine  weigh lightly on my shoulder. It was her  head heavy with sleep which leaned against,  me with a pretty rustling of ribbons, of  lace and of wavy hair. She re.sted thus  without moving till the stars of heaven paled,  effaced by the rising day. I watched her  sleeping, a little troubled in the depths of my  being, but protected holily by the clear night  ��� which    has    never  given  me  but ^beautiful  i �� o  thoughts. Around us the stars kept up their  si lent march, docile as a great flock, and at moments I fancied to myself that one of those stars,  the finest,'the brightest, having lost its way, had  come and alighted on my shoulder to sleep.���  [Translatedfrom the French of Alphonse Daudet  by Irene ConnellY]  MERCY TEMPERS JUSTICE.  The following account of a remarkable court  room event which occurred at the Chester assizes in the year 1875, is taken from the Manchester Guardian of that year:  Mary Lancaster, 33, was indicted for the  manslaughter of her husband, John Lancaster, of Birkenhead. The deceased had long  led the prisoner a wretched life, and on the  13th of September he came home drunk and  kicked over the meat ^hich she had prepared  for dinner. He then thrashed her, and in a  passion the prisoner thew at him a sharpening Steele, and caused his death. The prisoner was a hard-working woman, and, in spite  of her husband's brutail, treatment of her, had  done her^best to make his home comfortable.  The jury found the prisoner guilty. Mr.  Justice Brett,   addressing  the  prisoner,  then;  said: ''" ''.:'"', ��� ���"  " I believe that if I thought it right, to act  accordingto your own feelings, I should say  nothing about this unhappy husband of yours.  As far as I can see, you are a respectable,  hard-working, well-behaved wife, and I feel  bound to say a greater brute than your bus-  ban was I have seldom heard of. There are  circumstances in the despositions even worse  than those which have been brought forward.  They show that, even on the very lastday you  were together, you were doing all you could  to make his home comfortable, and to make  him happy. With a brutality which made  |me shudder when I read it, he cast away that  which you had prepared for him. He has  been beating and ill-treating you for months.  probably for years; and it is nothing  but  the  tenderness and forgiveness of the woman  and  wife which prevented you   from   having   him  punished for crimes he committed against you  time  after time.    It   is  only   when   lie" had  driven you to desperation by ill-treating   you  the whole day, and   I   dare  say   was  on   the  point of ill-treating you again, that you in  a  moment  of   passion,  took   up  a, formidable  weapon and threw it at him, and   you  immediately ran for  assistance,   and  did ,all  you  could to save him.    All the real right in  the  the case was on your side: all the  real   wrong  on your  husband's, and   God   forbid   that   I  should punish you!    I will be no-party to  it;,  I will not even make this judgment cemplete;  I will not allow it to be said by anybody that  you are a'convicted felon, (hear, bear!), for   a  conviction is not complete until a sentence  is  passed, and I mean to pass no sentence at all.  (Loud cheering, which for some time the  officials of the court  vainly endeavored   to  stir-  press).    I shall merely ask you to enter  into  your own reognizmce to come   up  for judgment if called upon, and nobody in the  world  will  ever  call upon, you.    God   forbid   they  ever   should!      (Renewed   cheering,   during  which the prisoner left the dock).  OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.  An Interesting  Experiment.  (The Silvertouian.)  .The Semlin Government are in a position to  spring no more surprises on an unsuspecting  public. Nothing that they now do can cause  surprise. The action in passing the eight-hour  law has not had its last effect, nor is it practically suspended, as was stated a few days ago.  The public has lost its faith in the word of  some of the highest members of the Executive  and it would seem that the slightest pressure  brought to bear on these official wind-vanes is  sufficient to obtain a favorable reply, c The  mine owmers were successful in their de-  mands, in spite of the expressed decision of  the Minister of Mines to enforce the law.  Now the miners will havetheir hearing and it  is by no means a settled question in the public mind, but that they too will be given a  satisfactory answer. If solitary confinment  can keep the Minister of Mines in a single  framei of mind until the House meets, by all  means let it-be tried. It would be an interesting experiment, if nothing else.  The Yukon Scandal.  (Ottawa Citizen.) . ������  Whatever may have been the case in other  parts of the Dominion, there has been   no effort in British Columbia  on   the  part  of the  Conservative press to make political capital out  of the Yukon scandals.    They come too closely  home to us; they touch our business interests  too virtually.   From the very outset there was  a disposition in this province  to deal  generously with Mr. Sifton  in  his  administration  of the northern gold fields. It is only necessary torefer to the reception accorded him on  the occasion of his trip to the north, and the  comments made in the papers of both parties.  Every desire was manifested to recognize the'  difficulties with which he had to contend and  to,give him credit for an earnest desire to  overcome them in a manner best calculated to  promote the public welfare. . It had been our  pride and ooast that when, a goldfield was discovered in Canada, the laws governing it were  administered without fear, favor or affection;  that there never were any grounds for scandal,;  that officials soug.it only to discharge their  duties to the.public. Hence when,the first reports came down of maladministration, the  disposition here was to'disregard them, and it  was only after frequent repetition that they,  were taken up. No explanation that has yet,  been offered at all satisfies1 the people of Victoria, who have been in personal contact with  hundreds of the Yukoners, and we think the  dissatisfaction is not by* any means confined  to one political party.  The Problem of London.  (St. John Sun.)  The  British   Parliament   has   before  it   a  measure relating to the   government of London.    A study of the existing condition s shows  how vast is the problem involved  in   providing a good and economic  system   of government for the great city.    A writer  in   Cham-  beys Journal sets forth' quite clearly some of  the difficulties tot be overcome.    It is pointed  out that the total cost of London local government   is thirteen  million   pounds annually,  and the total  metropolitan  debt  upwards  of  sixty millions.    For governmental purposes  there are two divisions, the city proper (which  has an  area of only  six hundred  and  fifty-  nine acres) and the metropolis.   The latter is  sub-divided into forty-two district councils.  There are, therefore, a city  council, a'county  council,   vestries, district  boards   and   local  boards.    The various bodies do not work harmoniously together, and  cannot  successfully  deal with the problem of sound and economic  government.    Taking   the  question of water  supply, neither city nor county  council  lias  control. . There are nine different water companies,  all seeking  dividends,  and working  independently  of each  other, so that  there  may be a water famine in one  section,  as recently in the east end, while  elsewhere  there  is abundance.    The citizens  are also at the  mercy of a gas  monoply and of the railway  companies.     The  present  disjointed system  also makes it impossible to deal successfully  with the problem of   overcrowding, in street  traffic and in houses.   Until the large number of governing authorities, which are often I  in conflict, are replaced  by a comprehensive  system with some central source of  authority,  the present evils will continue,  and any  attempt at reform is met by so much opposition  from vested interests  along  with the apathy  of citizens, that progress in  that direction  is  slow.  Mttirt ^M��tFWjlw-ViltlMlut.M-atlUlWi|iTlllStUl.l!^l^iI^UU^l^^lJ  KKUSWJUMItM&WJto^ ���ny -m.  *ii*i*aurvi',i&x**tMxitMt& ��� -���y."Vf;'-' *��.^-J->-., ���j  ����*<��Mtiwd��tf3*sraK1S*SlXW  THE ECONOMIST  �����-.  fc  THE   CITY   OFKIS'lp-  Situated in the West Kootenay Valley, on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, also on  the NeSn and Bedlington Railway, now being constructed.  Its Resources are Diversified  It is only 7 miles from ���� ^  ffi��$r3�� SSJg-SST^d Vegetables.  Lots now for ��ale  Further particulars apply to  McFarland  Or  Creston Townsite Co., at Creston, B. C.  HTTfw ��J!a-MlLW  There is nothing new in  musical  circles this  week.    The epidemic  of concerts'that visited this city a  couple of weeks ago  has  subsided,  and the merit of vocalists  is  no  longer a subject for acrimonious disputation.   The Economist has been  accused of indulging in sarcasm at  the   expense   of  several vocalists,  but the accustion is false.    This pa-  4 per only desires to  tell the truth,  '   the whole truth and nothing  but  , the truth.  night,   "Bohemian    Girl.^     The  many pretty songs  in  ^Mikado "  will be remembered and the  Three  Little Maids from  School will  be  otaken   by   Miss   Aldrich,  Lillian  Kimball and Agnes  Millard,  Will  Rising as Pippo, Jennette Lincoln  as Katesha, Eddie Smith as KoKo  and Maurice Hageman as Mikado.  The costumes are said  to  be  elegant in design and as the  Mikado  is very  popular it will no doubt  draw well.    The "The  Bohemian  Girl " being grand opera, is,entirely  the reverse, and all lovers of music  j will receive a grand treat in seeing  this production.    Seats are now on  sale at Opera House block.  ing beautiful. We have not room  to give a fuller criticism than this  or we should have a great deal  more to say in praise of the Lyceum  company, for it is by far the best  theatrical company that has visited  Calgary for many years, and the  thanks of the theatre going public  are due to the Cricket club for their  enterprise in bringing such a good  thing to the town."  FOOTLIGHT FLASHES.  The-, next important musical  event will be the visit of the Metropolitan Opera Company under the  gnidanceof Mr. John Cort, the renowned impresBario. This musical organization has been slightly  strengthened since its appearance  here a couple of- months ago,.but  we have the assurance of the advance notices that ail the old favorites are retained. The operas to  be presented on this occasion, have  long been favorites with the musical loving public. . On Friday  night will be given," The Mikado,"  which has^createdmany a laugh on  its own account; for Saturday Matinee,, "Olivette,"    and. Saturday  In a half column write-up of the  Lyceum Company, which played  Calgary last week, the Calgary  Herald says : "The Lyceum Company opened last night at the  Opera house what promises to be a  most successful engagement. The  company itself was almost completely unkown to Calgary playgoers, but the members of the Calgary Cricket club, under whose  auspices the performances are given,  secured a full houte for the opening  night. If one may judge by the  unanimous expression of genuine  pleasure on the partof the audience,  there will be no lack of patronage  during the week. The dresses  were very handsome and the   stag-  Theatrical companies in Mexico  have to pay finelf they do not produce the pieces announced.  A life-size statue of 'Maude  Adams as Babble will be cast in  gold and exhibited in the PAris  exposition. It will represent $346,-  000 worth of bullion and will be  the pride of Ulah.  Oscar Hammersteing, the New  York theatrical manager, has filed  a petition in bankruptcy with liabilities of $142,486. The assets  were given as $200 worth of wearing apparel.  Julia Murlowe has been appointed a delegate to the Women's International congress, which is to  meet in London this summer. Miss  Marlowe will deliver a lecture on  Women of the Stage.  Mme. Modjeska shares in the  popular approval of Cyrano and is  of the opinion that it will do much  to create an interest in healthy  plays. u Rostrand has shown us  that a play can be pure and still  interesting," she said.  Julia Arthur has finally   broken  into a Chicago theater in ppite of the  syndicate and Chicago  thereat  rejoices.     She will play   Juliet  and  no doubt the performances will be  notable for artistic beauty.     She  will also play Rosalind.  I    The Chinese are opposed   to  the  appearance of woman   upon   their  stage, and they are replaced by female impersonators,who from youth  are named for their career and  attain a  wonderful  facility  for  impersonating women.  It is announced that Miss Victory Bateman, the actress, who  suffered from the effects of overwork, has recovered su fiicien tly to  leave the sanitarium near New  York where she has been under  treatment two month?, and will  shortly return to the stage.  The announcement is made that  Viola Allen's support in The Christian next season will l e the same  as this year. The management  has made a special effort to retain  the original organization for her  second tour and has; signed both  the principals and the auxiliary  i company���83 people.  j    Saviiina has become the Sarah  1 Bernhardt of Russia.    After ecor^  ltiiteSSBS5��l)iMB��M!S^^ THE ECONOMIST  ������ r-.  ing a brilliant success in St. Petersburg, this  new  dramatic  light  is  Devonshire in London and is to be a  prominent personage in   the   great  burp, this  new dramatic  ngm  i�� | p.��� ���- .^y   ,".-   , ,..,_  delighting large  audiences  in  the charity b*.��ar.to. be held m   Ju..e  Xessing  theater  of    Berlin.     The  illustration  thows  her   in    native  costume in   the   principal   female  role in Ivan the Terrible.  '  Robert B. Mantell will appear in  .  all the principalities next" season  ^���']n a  brilliant  new   play, entitled  the Dagger and the Cross, from the  book of the c&rne name by  Joseph  Hadden and. dramatized, by   .the  , clever young, author, bW.  A.  Tre-  mayne. W. M.   Hanley   has  determined to give his star every advantage of-worthy artistic support and  adequate scenicequipment. 0  - One of VictoVien Sardou's plays,  written twenty years ago, is soon to  be acted at a Paris theater, *It is  a fairy spectacle and the story is  that the famous author lost the  manuscript just after it'was finished. Only a'short time ago it was  found   among_,spme   old'  papers.  Deliqes was to  have ' written   the  music, which will now be composed  -by" Planquette.  Victor   Herbert  is   writing    an  operetta for Fra,nk Daniels.j  Manviile  Ferin's    novel, " That  Mail's Wife," has been dramatized  . by Joe Kerr.  Lionel Barrymore,son of Maurice,  is a member, of Sol Smith Russell's  ��� company..  Maggie Mitchell has retired from  ; the stage, but is.soon to.be..replaced  '; by her daughter Fanchon.  '" Wolfe Tone," a new -play, has  made a hit in Dublin. There  should be something for this-.country in such a subject.  Ellen Terry, Modjeska and  Bernhardt, three of the leading-  tragediennes of the day, are grandmothers, yet youthful parts are  not beyond them.  A one act play called -"Repentance" has been /written by Mrs.  Craigie for George Alexander. Its  scene ip in . Spain at the time of  Cariist war in 1838.  Mabel Gilman, the actress who  was suspended from duty in " A  Runaway Girl" because she persisted in leaping over a post, has  joined the Casino forces.  Mrs. Kendal has been given  dramatic recitals of "'As.You'- Like  It," singing some of the songs herself, tvhile others were entrusted to  professional soloists.  Mrs. Potter attended the recent  grand reception to   the  Duke    of  If you want the choicest brands and  blends of tea and coffee, go to Morrison  '& Caldwell.  Arrangements   have   been   completed to take.CcThe FortuneTeller "  with Miss Alice Nielsen, to London  next summer. Thebpera will be produced at the   Shaftesbury   theater.  Joseph Jrfferson expects to rejoin  iiis  company for a five week's'tour,  which includes one week   in   New'  York.    The veteran actor has been,  ill nearly   three   month?,   but   is  rapidly improving.  According to a London   dispatch  the attack oh Pinero's"Lord Quex"  by the Bishop of  Wakefield, who  declares it the most immoral   play  ever put on the English stage, agitates not only  the  theatrical, but  the  religious circles as well.    Pine-  ro says: " The.play has underlying  it a serious purpose^ and   I  desire  that it should speak - for", itself.    1  don't slap the  moral   at, them.    1  am too much of an artist, whatever  my shortcomings,  to  hit  them  in  the face as if I were shying bricks."  The Methodist- Times says:    "Since  the dark d ys or  the   Post-Restoration drama, the English stage has  never   sunk   to   such  a  degraded  level asto-day.    At the present moment two plays that  are disgraceful and a reproach to a nation that  professes Christianity, are drawing  ciowded audiences.    It is time the  control of theaters was handed over  to the London county council."    It  is absolutely out of  the. question  that   the   latter,   suggestion    ever  should be seriously entertained.  not travel with his band next  seapon, and will probably refrain  from that kind of work permanently. The little band-master proposes to devote himself for the  future exclusively to composition,  and,will turn out a comic opera  annually.  '"  La��Fillede   Mme/ Angot has  been revivfd in Paris, and a statis-  tician    has    discovered   that   the  operett e* n a s   been ��� t rnu s 1 at ed  into  fourteen languages, that'its  total  takings   were   $18,000,000,  which  gives aud average of $6,000,000  to  "every act, $800,000 to every one of  its twenty-four  airs,  and  $10,000  for every note.     This1 exceeds  the  profits; of  La  Maecotte,   which "is  much younger however,   than   the  Lecocq opera.  _   ��� .  ���r The record of the greatest   number of notes struck by a musicain in  twelve hours is said, to' have  been-  made by   Padereweki,  who  struck  1,030,300 notes.    ..The   remarkable  fact aboutjthis statement is-not that  the great pianist-should   have   so  diligently pouudi-d the piano,   but  , that any one should   have   wasted  his brain tissue in compiliug   such  a ridiculous calculation.  SHARES AKD FLATS.  The Geisha, has made a record  hit in Australia, seats being booked  for weeks ahead.  ' It was 300 years ago in Florence  that the first grand opera was produced.  The .'Bostoniaris are to revive  DeKoven and Smith's corfuc opera,  "Rob Roy."   ;  Paderew ski's-home is a veritable  museum of musical relics. Belongings of the great composers  have been colleetfcd from all ends  of the earth.by.the piainst.-  Another important discovery  has just been made inconnection  with the Mozart researches institu-  ed .by the Berlin "Mozart Community," an all but unknown  duet of the Zauberftote, the master's  own favorite composition.  It is said John Philip Sousa will  By special desire of the   Kaiser,  one of the hitherto unknown operas  which Lortzing left behind him   at  his death in   1851   was ' performed,  lately at' the Royal Opera house in  Berlin.      The    Opera,      entitled  -Regina, is a Silesia-n' story  of' thv  year .1813;    With   the  exception  of two  or.three  beautiful lyrics,  the ..work, which is   in three' acts,  seldom rises above mediocrity, and  is "not to--be   compared   with   thi?  composer's best known works,   Der  Waffenschmied, (The   Armorer,) ;  Undine, and Zar und Zimmermann.  Mr J. Roderick Robertson has  returned from England.  Mr. Jacob Dover, and, his bride  have-reached Nelson, after an extended honeymoon in Eastern cities.  The article on page 5,.under the  head "The Yukon Scandal," should  have been credited to the Victoria  Colonist.  Gray's mill will soon star-tup  again, under the firm name and  title of the Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited. -  James Neelands <has -gone into  training-at Halcyon Hot Springs,  under the careful eyes of Bob  Lemon/for ..the coming base ball  match. .  -  The patronesses'for the Library  Ball, to be given in the Opera  House on May 19, will be Mrs. J.  Roderick Robertson, Mrs. A. L.  EcCullocb, Mrs. K W, Day, Mrs.  E.' C. Arthur, Mrs. G. Frank Beer,  Mrs. W. J. Gospel and Mrs. S. S.  Taylor.  Everything in the grocery line at  Morrison & Caldwell's.  Montreal capital has taken over  th. Sovereign mine.' It will, now  be operated by the Montreal-London Gold and Silver Development  Company. Five hundred thousand  shareware offered to the shareholders at 25 cents. Over a million dollars has been subscribed.  Rumors of railroad construction  are rife. It is said that the line  from here to Robson will be  straightened ; that the link between  Nelson and the head of Kootenay Lake will be constructed, and  that tne Duncan River-Lardeau  branch will be built this season.  All of which is cheering information.  .  Lipton's teas, 60c to ,75c.  & Caldwell. ;  Morrison  O  when   you _ order  AYa'a"'-''''-A'������'������   I '.:���"���������''/   ^  :;:-matc-hes'wl^wZLh,eh_  you will be sure  of Slaving the best.  LACROSSE.  The Nelson  Lacrosse Club-  has  received a communication from the  clubs at the coast suggesting a  final match in the autumn between  the champion coast team and the  champion Kootenay team. This  means that the championship  of British Columbia will come to  Nelson this year. .;.���!.-  J  ���'������':��� " '      i '   ������ '    ���   !    ������        ���  ���" :i '   .        -: ���������'���������' 1           _____ ' ____     __ ^  7. .   _      _. ��� jM  J J      T      l^-T*��     ...��      ,B t_f.   wi!U X   * I   ��   *  .J." *   V   r M A-   .1        A��    jt.m ifll*'    .^.^.K.^IrfX1        * 1        ...     1^ K\ ��-        ..       v ��.fc.        -.i. rjc��tf^ f*.   . .        ^('''a      ?^. hfcB_l      t.b        ..T*       ^Ll        *    r  \ ^ I.   t  .     ***     .~     s: tXsOLSS&EiiJ Sli3Z&&teJLrSzn  8  THE ECONOMIST  ft  R  8  ft  _r*>"  Wines and Mining  Preparations are being made at  the Lucky; Jim for some heavy  work.  The Mountain Chief, near New  Denver, will be working again next  month.  The Queen Bess still continues  to improve. There is eight feet of  ore showing in one of their tunnels.  The Idaho cut down its force  again last Sunday. Koch's camp  is closed and no ore will be hauled  until the slides come down.  It Jis reported the Whitewater  Deep has struck a nice body of  ore. This will mean a great deal  for the stability of Whitewater.  A deal is on the tapis between  Pat McGinnis and P. Burns for  McGinnis' half interest in the Chieftain property In Caribbo Creek.  The Antoine is being put in  shape to start work.., M. R. Rath-  bourne has a gang shovelling out  the road and getting the machinery  into condition. ���Pay streak.  I>evelbpmerit work is now being  pushed oh the Wisconsin.  Work on the A jax is beihg pushed  vigorously and the ore showing  continues good.  Work on the Antonie was resumed last week. Preparations  are being made for extensive operations.  , The owners of the Royal Five  group,adjoining the Mollie Hughes,  are contemplating putting further  development work on that property  at once.  A good strike is reported from  Four Mile upon a claim in which  H. T. Bragdon and J. Perkins, of  New Denver, are interested. A  foot of clean galena is the extent of  the find/  Two hundred tons of ore were  shipped by the Payne last week.  The Last Chance sent out 100,  Slocan Star 63, Jacksori 32, Whitewater 16, Monitor 160, Idaho 20,  and Bosun 20. ���Ledge.  Work was started on the Mollie  Hughes group by the owners. The  property will;be developed during  the summer, the owners declaring  that they can make good wages  and pay all expenses in taking out  and shipping ore.  ADayei.Otr last week ,; won a suit  against C. O'Brien Reddin, of Rossland. Mr. Orr owned the Argo and  Rosebud claims at Ymir, which he  located: in < 1896. A year, ago,  somebody cut down the stakes, and  restaked the claim.*, and then   sold i  '    ������ ... I; ���   . r  THE WEST K  Li  be able to supply common brick, presed brick and  lime the coming season. ;    .  y  contractors CAN get prices by applying to  T.G.  "���- . '��������������������� , y "     ,     ��� ���  ���'  Office West of Hudson's Bay Stores, Baker Street.  to O'Brien Reddin. Reddin applied for a Crown grant, and Orr  adverRed the application. Reddin  failed to file suit in time and his  application for an extension was  dismissed. The properties are in  the heart of the rich mineral section  of Ymir, and" are very valuable.  Mr.McLeod conducted the case for  Mr. Orr.  Mr. A. W. McCune, of Salt Lake  City, and the principal owner in  the Payne, has just concluded the  purchase of the Freddie Lee Fraction and Little Joint claims, paying  $5,000 each for them. Messrs.  W. S. Gurner, Jr., of New York,  and C. J. Griffith, of Spokane, were  the sellers. The two properties  adjoin. ���Ledge.  The Willard claim, one of the  oldest locations made on the Silver-  ton side of Alpha Mountain, is at  last being systematically developed and it looks now as if it would  be numbered amongst Silverton's  shipping mines in the near future.  The Willard adjoins the J. I. C. one  of the Emily Edith Group, and is  owned by Messrs. Perkins, Bragdon  and Willard. Mr. Perkins a few  weeks ago went up prepared to do  considerable development work upon the property. A large amount  of surface stripping has been done,  which has resulted in showing the  ledge to be from 30 to 40 feet in  width. The situation of the claim  makes it an ideal tunnel site and  a drift on the vein has been started,  which is nowjn 35 feet. The ore  is what is known as concentrating,  out a few feet in the funnel there  has been cut what appears to be the  top of a big ore shute of clean ore  and in the face of the tunnel is a  streak of comparatively clean ore  from six to eight inches wide. The  strike of the vein is the same as that  of ih�� Emily Edith and as -it adjoins  the J.T. C, oiie of the Emily Edith  Group of claims, it is either a continuation of that vein or a parallel  one; ���SUverionian. -  M. R. SMITK;&;ift  (Established 1858.) ,y. \'.JYy, '���:A..:A:A'Y"'yyYY^yYA:'-:  M a n ufa ctu re rs^ofyAYAAyAAyYAy  BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY  rrPEE"L:K&��rCARLEV VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  HORSE SHOEING  Wagon work and Blacksmithing in all its Brandies.  Nelson Blacksmith Co.  M. A. PftOSSER, Manager. Lake St., Opp. Court House.  NELSON, B. C  7P TlW^TrtTviv^Tr^vtwIwiv  n  )>  ii  ii  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices*  Mail orders receive careful attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C TRAVES, Manager.  #  Sashes and Turned Work, Brackets and  Office Fittim  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Hess<  and swaanuracturers Ag  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  .  P.'o.  a   ?- ���!��� ���-���:���,.; v. ������.j(4:.v,.;��, =��  TPeKfUODKO  &  ^^'��- -t-  !,'-.-.<s=i  Theyoung;Duckesof Sutherland,  who is about to publish a novel  containing startling pictures of  English society, possesses the  grandest residence in London. : It  )is so fine a place that the Queen,  in visiting the Duke's grandmother,  is saidto have smilingly remarked,  " I am coming from my house to  visit in your palace."  Smoke  Cigars.  ��  At the Margherita Theater'in  Rome the orchestra is conducted by.  a woman, Anna Maggi. She., is  simple and unostentatious in her  manner, but knows how to keep  the musicians to their'work. She;is  said to be the only woman direction  of an orchestra of men musicians  in the world, which is quite an  up-to-date novelty for uhprogressive  old Rome. . *  Miss. Margaret Herbert Stelle  Lawson of Baltimore, who recently  sent to the Pope a copy of heir  collected tt Flags and Seals of the  United States of America " haiffe^  ceived, through Cardinal RampblU,  the Pontiff's latest photograph.  The apostolic blessing is engrosised  -tinder the likeness.  OUR OTHER BRANDS.  ���>      i ~        -  , ''  Kootenay Bell, little  Gem, Blue Buds, Ves-  talias, Bonnie Fives.  ALL UNION HADE.  ��� ������  Cigar Mfg. CO'Y...  P. O. Box ia6.  Telephone 118.  years to weave.: The handkerchief is ao light that it is scarcely  felt if placed on .the hand, and is  so small that it is kept in a little  gold'ca��e less than an inch in diameter.  --The mother of-Mrs. Craigie(John  Oliver.Hobbies )is a personal friend  of Kipling- f.and tlie.dear old soul,  fearful *4 those American - doctors"  rniiEt hot be (toing all fbr him they  might, .when be .was ,sick,.cabled  oVeY W him i'/Tut onion poultices  pnydur..Back . and chest and the  soles*of your feet."  .. Humphreys & Pittock  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. QS'.  Fresh Candies and Tropical Fruits.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  skvtti..k timk8  8..F. BUIiLKTIN  ALL .    . ,  Nklsost Economist  Nklson Miner, -  Victoria Timrs  Toronto Mail AND^MriRsr  Toronto Farm and Firksidk  New York Sunday World,  1 And Other Periodicals.  All Kinds of Soft Drinks.  A Full Line of Choice  ., ���.  Tobaccos  and  Queen Wilhelminia s��ems o be  conducting herself with a degree  of common sense and sweet dignity  rarely witnessed in . youthful  sovereigns. Her mother, Queen  Emma, lives with her and is consulted upon < every point. The  people, understanding that this  community of sovereignty is by the  wish cf Wilhelminia, often send  letters and petitions addressed " To  Both Queens." Wilheiminia is said  to resent it if people speak of her  mother as the queen dowager and  to declare with emphasis that she  is |" Q.assn Emma of the Netherlands.5' The young queen is said  to be exceedingly; fond of dancing  and to carry herself with more grace  than moat women of her nationality.  STARTLERS   j  IN PRICKL OB"  Wall Paper  -:  -AT-  Frau Embdeh Heine, sister of the  poet, was some time ago offered  $5000 for her brother's unpublished  manuscript. This lady is now  98 years old.  Thomson's   Book  Store.  Express and Praying,  ������ Having purchased the express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, Ave are_prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at P.r McArthun <fc Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  proinpt attention.   Telephone 85.  Gomer   Davis & Co.  Land Act Amendment Act, i8q>0.  Notice fs hereby given that 30 days after  date I intend to make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described  lands:.:       yA. :��� .  Situated about one mile south, of Duck  Creek, and about two miles north of Welland  Bay, in the District of West Kootenay, and  commencingat a post.planted at- the southwest corner (marked D. F. Cowan's 8. W. Corner Post,) thence east forty (40) chains, thence  north forty (40) chains, thence west forty (40)  chains, thence south forty (40) chains to the  point of commencement, and containing one  hundred and sixty acres of land, more or lesB.  Dated at Creston, B.C., this 18th day of  March, 1899.  D.F.COWAN.  Cigars,  URNS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFBCE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  Queen Margaret of Italy possesses  the rarest pocket handkerchief, in  the world. It is of lace, is estimated  ot be worth $29,600 and took twenty  Optioians and Watchmakers,  McKillop   Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.'  All communications relating to British Columbia to be addressed to  P. 0. Drawer 505, Nelson, British Columbia.  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON. General Manager/ M P8CON    RH  5. S FOWLER, E. M.. Mining Engineer I IN.L.LOVI^.|.-D*y.  VV HEN you buy ���. ��� O'KELL & f     ��1 f% ^  OKELL& MORRIS'  ��� HINT FfP$PRfP$  ���Pri4Mn/Mgj M0RR8S' riuiiriBMire&y  o(   you get what are pure British Columbia* Are absolutely th*  o<   fruit and sngai-, and your money i�� left at PUREST AND BEST.  >o   home.  ��  ^mmmmmtmrnmsmmemmsMimsmummsiiBmss  IMBMBSgBKBWMmmui^^ ���nm-T fT iMV^i' *r*J^y-^-.--*w' I~J��>^I _  10  THE ECONOMIST.  ft  r  LAtT NISHT.  t^rt alffcl I aaf���*_����& for 9i pwq M��f  , fa ��oWir ������>���r. ��**ut �����* d��*.  �������* ��htt* A. �������, fcar Cteff _�����# via fi  �����fcaUa Mat with StoetesseM are  >!���'��� paiaaa ranfclet tii kit kterf.  Or)M����( earearing 4eat% akaalt urw *��*  WUi _���__ ft** fcirae* BmbUba-m, ��tew ��eer,  Aa4 titan, wlill* xcivtk ami mil nlfiWit  , Aa4 alt say eeel wm glad, I efe�� via* eyas  it4n*fr��M ns����k ife_�� tMe waseM ��� IrMo,  , Asa t��7 ��ae* vtaiea TeatceaC to fcha cfciaa.  *!������*���* *��� ����� ��F ahaataat frieada sa more,  Mr MMkceaaara lylaf alo��ad ��������� tka iaar.  ���Heeejrt Iiataaaaa in Vo__aa'��_loa_a Gaaapaa-  ;  THE WEREWOLF.  Wham serftited with the adulation  which I received at court ai-id wearied  bf the constant reaad of gay&fcy which  ecastitmted my life in Paris, it wac my  habit to seek at a retreat the old manor  house of Keraif olet, an estate lot* in  the depths ot Brittany, and which had  .belonged for oentnriee to my husband's  family.   Bounded as It was upon one  side by the sea and upon the other by  the forest, my eecinsion was complete.  Still, in order to lose for a short spaoe  my identity, indeed my very personality and" seat, I adopted male attire and  ee arrayed  in a hunting snit I spent a  ,   few weeks scouring the woods, hunting,  Ashing and riding with old Gruigny  (my husband's overseer) as sole companion and attendant.   Maids,  fripperies  and furbelows were for the time left behind in the gay metropolis.  Here I was as free as air I, Even in  the village, five miles westward, 1 was  known only as "M. le Marquis," and  when I swaggered jauntily up the aisle  of the little village church on a Sunday  morning, with my spurs jangling and  my sword clanking behind me, who  could have dreamed that I was the famous toast and beauty of the court���  the celebrated "Marquise de B.?"  The forest abounded in game. G-ru*  igay and I rarely failed to return from  our expeditions with game bags overladen with foathery and furry spoils.  Many were the legends and stories  Cold in the outlying villages of that almost . impenetrable forest, and it had  been my ambition for years to explore  it even to its very depth, but I had ever  been held in check by old Gruigny, who  told me, crossing himself the while, the  roost . blood curdling tales relating to a  certain werewolf which was said by  the peasants to haunt the heart of the  grand, mysterious woods.  "it is not  that  Mm*, la' Marquise  would fear a wolf, were or not were,"  the old man would grumble in his thick  'mustache, "but it is always preferable  to meet a foe, canny or. uncanny, in a  spot where a gun can be leveled straight  at  him,   and   in that  tangled   under-  .. growth', au-'Mme.  la Marquise  knows,  there would bo no use in aiming at all."  ..���Onp'-evening,'about "aii',hour before  sunset,   as   I   was   sauntering   slowly  homeward oh horseback along the edge  of  the  forest, the reins  hanging loose  on my mare's neck, 1 noticed with surprise that the  four dogs who accompanied tne had  disappeared.;���'I., whistled',  and called for a time iu'vain,; and final-'  ly concluded that they-'had lost ine running after game and would find their  way back   to  the  manor  honso  before  uio, for  1 was still a good  three miles  from  home.    Before  the  thought had  fairly formed itself  in  my mind, however, a chorus of  frantic, furious Larks  broke  upon   my ear, rising aud falling  in wildest excitement.  "What have they unearthed?" I wondered.    "It  can   surely bo ho ordinary  H&we, "   and  'as - the'sound gr��w nearer.  i'tti-d seemed tc be scarcely 100yards dis  tant; I rose Is my stirruei aai triad le  peer tfcreugh the tease fella*e. It wee  h*t thes that any mare took fright and  started em a dead ras, net dewm the  toad, hut half rearing she swerved m  though terrif ed and turned inte a narrow forest glade. I metched at the reins  h*l_��leiifly, _er with the kit betweea her  teeth Z waa pewarlese, aad she tare  blindly en as tkeugk maddened by fear.  fieareely had I time indeed to bend my  head unea the ereattre's -nana and by  ���e doing avaid being etaaaed, if net  killed, by the lew branches ef the trees  which eriascreesed thickly above my  head.  Ia this position aad clinging tightly  te heth maae aad pommel I eeuld see  behind me. Theheuada eeatiaued their  tamaderei- keying, whaa, suddenly  bursting threugh the dense thicket, I  aw a tremendeus welt emerge, closely  followed by tke furious doga Straight  on it came after me. Could it be giving  me chase? "The werewelf!" I murmured and dosed my eyes in aa ageay of  terror.  How loag that mad ride lasted I never knew.  When I awoke as from a leag  sleep,   which was in reality  a   deep  swoon, I found myself .in the midst of a  clearing in an unknown part ef the forest, while the moon poured its rays fall  Into my face,   lighting up the. space  around me with brilliancy. Morse, dogs  and wolf had disappeared.   I was alone.  Slowly regaining my senses I fennd,  to my surprise, that I was absolutely  uninjured, and as I started to my feet  In bewilderment, wondering which way  to turn, I felt a gentle  touch upon my  shoulder.   Turning, with a suppressed  shriek, I taw an old man, a beggar he  seemed to be by the poverty of his  clothing, standing tall  and straight in  the  moonlight before me.   I saw him  plainly.    I see him  plainly  today in  memory.   In one hand he held a gourd,  and  fastened to his shoulders was a  knapsack.    Speechless   with   terror,   I  started to run.    "Do not flee, sweet angel of France," he said in the gentlest  of tones, speaking the  familiar patois  of Brittany.    "Yon will only lose your  way.    Let me guide yon  home, for I  know all the forest's paths." . He wait- !  ed a few moments for my reply, but I  was too overcome by emotion to articulate, and he, continued, still in his  native tougue: "I have watched over your  slumber for an  hour, and in two hours  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and f Sash A Doors  Satisfaction  Given.     Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot ef Hendryx Street, j Turned Work.  JOHN RAE. AGENT.  rc,����..��.8.ILM,��8����liatg^j>llt������oa:aBOoo<ieBooeoa.BqfftjtJUUjUJ^-v  Ball&Jeffs  Tinsmith ing  Plumbing  AND  Josephine Street  Heating  Nefjon.  aad he turned hastily baok toward the  forest ���       '     ,  Drawing a small illkea purse from  my pocket, ia which I had that morning placed four gold, coins, Iran after  the singular old. man and. begged his acceptance of it as a remembrance, not as  a reward, and I plaoed it coaxingly in  his hand.  Tears stood in his. ey��s as he slowly  lifted the silken meshes to his lips, and  then, to my amazement, he; held it toward my mouth. Mechanically I obeyed  his silent gesture and ia my turn I  kissed the little purse. Swiftly placing  it in his bosom then, without a word,  -without a sound, he sprang into the  woods- and disappeared as if by magic  beneath the trees.  The next day and for many days following Gruigny and 1 explored the country for miles around in a vain search  for the mysterious old man, whose pathetic, even mystic, admiration had  both touched and thrilled me the night  before,, but no one aad ever seen or  heard of such a being. ~ No one answering in any way my description Had been  CERTIFICATI OF IBFSOflMIBTS:  \   Invincible Royal Arthur. Bellarophon, Elk.  Trumpet, Willie, Florence G. and Gerald p  Fraction Mineral Claims, situate iH the Mining Division of East Kootenay District.  .   Where Located:   On Eagle Creek and near  the headwaters thereof.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. 2,078A for myself and  as agent, for Solomon Johns, free miner'g certificate No. 2.348A and William George Robinson, free miner's certificate No. 13.584A. intend, sixty days from, the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims. And farther take notice tbat action, under section 37  must be commenced before the issuance of  such" certificate of improvements.  ^ . ���^.   ��,    ���JOHNMcLATCHIE,P.L.S.  Dated this 20th day of April, 1899.  more it will be midnight   Tell me yoar j observed passing through or wandering  lestination, I pray, that I may lead yoe  thither without delay."  I stammered the name of the manos  house.  "Ah, that is your home, is it?" he  exclaimed.   "Follow  me,   then,   lifctl*  about, the many villages and hamlets  skirting the great forest The superstitious peasants soon began to eye me  askance and crossed themselves as I pasted, muttering, "Werewolf,"and it was  with a curious blending of fear, interest and baffled curiosity that I returned  fairy  of  the manor, sweet little angel    to ?aris wearied and annoyed at my un-  of France!"  And I obeyed, keeping closs    successful efforts to retrace my singular  behind him in the darkness, with my  fears allayed by the excessive gentleness of his manner.  It was only at the end of a long, long  hour that we emerged from the forest  Across the moor*I saw with joy the familiar outline of the castle standing up  in bold but ghostly whiteness against  the deep black of the trees not 100 yards  away. '���  "Come in with  me," I said at last,  timidly addressing  my  strange guide  for  the first time;   "Come in with me  find  rest  and  be  refreshed with meat  and wine.    I want to; reward you, toa  for  your  kindness in taking this long,  weary walk out of your way to oblige  '������'����  Application for Tranafer of Liquor Licenae.  Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, intend, at the first sitting of the Board  of License Commissioners, of the City of Nelson , to be held 30 days after the first pub licntlon  of this notice,.to apply for a transfer of the license held by me for the sale of liquor by retail at my. hotel, known as "The Klondyke,"  on lpt5, block 1, Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C,  from myself to John Johnson and L. P.= Nelson, both of Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 25th day of March, 1899.  ��� O. LUND.  MOTICt.   ,  Take notice that thtrty days after date the  Simcoe Mining and Development Company,  Limited Liability, intend to change their  head office from the city of Nelson, in;the Province of British Columbia, to the town of \mir  in said Pi oviuce, the consent in writing having been obtoined of the stockholders repre- .  senting two-thirds of all the capital stock of  the company.  ' Dated this 10th day of March, 1899.  Simcoe  Mining and Development Company, Limited Liability.  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  5cbooner Beer, to cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  AHGELE�� ���      .',  which had been confided to his care by  a young gypsy lad. Th�� boy had explained that the parcel was for the "lady of  Kerzigolet'' and had been given him by  & dying member of his tribe.  Judge of my surprise when on removing the covering of the small package I  recognized the little silken purse which  I had given the old mendicant as a souvenir so long  before, while,   stranger  still, between its faded mashes the yei-  tion he added with almost angelic sweet-    low glint of  the goldpieces still  shim-  ness,   "Your eyes have given, me   so    mered brightly.���From the French Fox  great a joy that I need nothing mpre_"    Short Stories.  adorer. Still it was not long bafore my  strange adventure and its stranger hero  were forgotten in the mad whirlof court  life, filled as it was to the brim With  adventures and admirers, too, although  of a singularly different character.  Seven years later, however, my midnight escapade was forcibly recalled te  my remembrance by the. <priest of the  village church which I have already ! i AIMITCT ''''PRI^ITlS  mentionedinthe beginningof this sto- j "V' ���� &.W 1 rniV&M  ry.    He brought me, he said, a package  THE eRSAT MININO JOURNAL. OT TMB  ORKAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pases, *if ��� Reivy Csver EVE8Y WEEK.  Hmina Journal on vne PACi PIC COA9T.  Ssfesriptfea $2 s YefflP. Skgls Cege$5 c^stt.  The old mendicant shook bis head as  if in anger.  "No, no, no, "he repeated vehemently "1 want nothing, I will accopt nothing. " But after a few moments' hesita-  110-112 a. iwsdway, les ka&tm CfiL  "viS*-1  Opticians and Watolimakers,  McKillop  Block,   Baker  street.  All work guaranteed.  ismissgnBiBsimmEimmMxsmm  mmnmsmmmmmmismmm  Blfr CROWDED LONDON.  One evening not long ago there  came to .the gates of a south London  workhouse a north country mechanic with his wife and three  children. The man wore a pained  and worried look, the woman  seemed abJut to faint' and/ two    of  v the-children'cried.  " c'   "  " For heaven's sake, let my wife  mid children come in,'' says the  ^Ban to the porter at .the gale.  " I'll pay for their keep if you'll  give them shelter. We've been,  tramping the streets for mile3 hereabout since 10 o'clock this morning,  but can't Jia<l house or rooms to let  at any price."  ��� " Its against   the   regulations,"  Bays the poor law official.  u Then what on earth am I to do?  I've just got a good, job in. this  district, to's'tart.on Monday.     We  ..traveled to London, by the -night  train, thinking" we*1 might get a  house the first thing in the morning, a& I was prepared to pay a decent rent ; but; though we've spent  all the day searching, we can't find'  room anywhere.    All day long my  f wife has been taking one side of a  street and I the other, while the  children waited at the corner. We  would have gone into tenements -or  apartments anywhere, but not a  solitary room is to be had. As  it grew dark, in our despair we  went to the p dice stition, and, they  advised me to bring the wife and  children to the workhouse till such  time as I could find a place out-  side.??  *' But  we've  no   room   to spare  here either^-says the gate  porter.  " Why, we've already got nearly  200 more people than the house  ir  certified for.     Still,   if  the polier  sent you, Isiipp >se  you   must   be  admitted." '  > So the man parted with his   wife  andchildien at the workhouse gate,  spent the night in a commohUodg-  ing house himself, the whole of the  Sunday in a further   futile reearch.  but.it was not until a full fortuighi-  had gone by, during which he paid  for his wife's and  bairns^keep  in  the workhouse, that he found a  place to take them too. Then it  was not a house, as he desired, bu>  !o a tenement; not near his work,  as he wanted, but two miles   awav.  Temple Building, Victoria.    Metropolitan Building, Vancouver.  70 Bassinghall St., London.  ^ -  _  ^ Genera! Shipping & Insurance Agents %  3  '-  ��  Commission 'Merchants. Forwarders and Warehousemen. Lumber  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. Orders executed for every description of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured against loss by  Fire.   Marine risks covered.  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in,the best offices. Klondike  Risks accepted.   Miners' Outfits Insured.  i   Loans  and  Mortgages   Negotiated.    Estates  Managed   and   Rents  Collected.   Debentures bought and sold.  s  s  f  GENERAL  FINANCIAL   *   AGENTS.  I-   B  if ,f  id  '������    ���.......,:  Coine in and   inspect  our -A stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mpbfrtefs of Heavy and-Shelf Hardware,  ��Zi  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  PARTMENT  ints Everything  letter Heads  Note Heads    ��  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes ,  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  At���  PRICES  COMPLETELY  OUT-OF-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  Complete Stock of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON    STREET, NELSON, B. C.  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value- is great.       ���  in '-���Nelsdhi  aan����2arzr.T.'i*__w r3u��J��irrr7_^tr=_aa_5_fcnKWMa^r"��  W, R.JACKSON & CO.,  Commission Agents Delmonico  Hofel, lay the market odds on  all important events.   Starting  Erice    commissions   executed  atest betting received by cable  it will be to }70.ur interest-to inspect our stock of FISHING  TACKLE before selecting your outfit for the season.  '    All our -.'Goods imported direct from. English,  American and Canadian Manufacturers.  JL_U ������ s  ^ v .,/ y~r>- v" ''��� 'A. T/:~" *0  *& V v.. ^viC;l^i vC 1.  Shelf and Heavy Hardwade.  JE/   W'v/^y  VICTORIA. B.C.  Nelson, B. C. AA:  h'i  12  ''.��?   "   .:r'Y'n;  THEEGONdMIST;  NER  3  ETON & CO.,  Liquors  Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Tents   ,  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour arid Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire <&%��y���  Teas  Etc.  Victoria, B. C,   Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  KOOTENAY BRANCH  NELSON, B.C.  CANADIAN  :y i>ACJFJC  AHD  S00 LINE  Offer   Optional  Routes  East  via;  Revelstoke or Kootenay Ldg.  Established 1879.  Parsons Produc  ao Years Old and Still Growing."  Through tickets issued and no customs difficulties with baggage.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily to St.  Paul,' Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto."  Connections.  <  ROSSLAND, TRAIL, ROBSON and MAIN LINE  Daily        - Daily  6:40 p.m. leaves ���NELSON���arrives 10:30 p.m.  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.- Str. Kokanee  Ex. Sun.     , Ex. Sun.  i p. m.    leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :   11 a.m.  Kootenay River Route, Str. Moyie:  Mo   Wed and Fri. Tuos. Thurs and Sat  8 a.m.' leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives G :50 p. m.  Makes connection at Pilot Baywith str Kokanee  clnboth directions and at Kootenay Landing  ���with   trains   to   and from Crow's Nest  Line  Points.  Saxdox and Slogan Lake Points.  Ex Sun.   ;;.. Ex Sun.  9:03 a.m. leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives 2:20 p.m.  Ascertain:.rates and full information from  nearest localagent, C. E. Bcasley, Citv Ticket  Agent,  or K. W. DREW, Agent, Nelson, B. C.  W. F. Anderson,  10 riuuuce tompany,  Wholesale Commission Merchants,  Customer-���"Doyou  think   this   COLD STORAGE.  warehousemen   and, jobbers of green   fruits.  medicine   will   have   the    desired tt'��ww��      w-' ���     A  ^��:    * o;j   " '     "            ��read omSe:, Winnipeg, U. A. Rogers, Mgr.   Western Branches-  effect ?'' .                -       Manager for Western B.C., John I^rsonsr Vancouver.   Managed  t,              .       ,, ~,            -    ' <01 ^��kon District, Chas.'Milne, Dawson.   Manager for Knotimv  Druggest���" Oh, yes I'll guarantee District, P. J.Russell, Nelson.     '               '   Maua��ei ^Kootcny  it tO work likea.charm." Branches:   Vancouver, A, F. Rolpht Mgr; Dawson, City, A. G. Cunningham, Mgr.; Nelson  Customer-- But I have no faith * *' ^^ ^Athn <**���**��� *^> **; '- ����'  1 ��� Su"^- xNeither have i.��     LarSestReGeivers of Butterand Eggs in the Canadian Northwest.  ' Stocks Carried at Victoria, Rossland, Cranbroofc, Greenwood, Revelstoke  Do you believe in love at  first  sight?"   she asked  " Of course." answered the savage  bachelor. "Do you suppose, if  a man had the gift of second eight,  he would fall in love ?"  Mrs. Newly wed���"That is our  new burglar alarm. You see,, if a  burglar should get into the lower  part of the house, that would ring."  Her mother���" Oh ! and scare  him off ?"  Mrs. Newly wed (doubtfully)���  "Well, it might. But it would  give Clarence and me plenty of time  to hide in the attic, anyway."  Y^TE Have Opened Up a Large and New Stock of  Pianos, Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Violins, Concertinas, Ao  cordeons, Autoharps, Etc., Etc.  Sheet Music, Music Books and Musical Sundries of Every  Description  AT OUR TOLSTORE NEKT DOOR TO BANK OF B. C.  Music not In Stock Procured on Shortest Notice  Travelling Pass: Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle,  Dist. Pass. Agent  Vancouver B.C.  Atlantic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any 0. P.  Rv, agent or  C.  P.  R. City Ticket Agent, Nelson.  W    . ST!TT, Getj    S.   S. Agi., Winnipeg.  F*  Furmer employer���" A^nd so you  a re a newspaper man now, Jimson?"  Jimson���" Yes,   sir.       I'm  the  editor of the job department."  Former   employer���'' Editor  of  job department ?"  Jimson���" Yes, sir. I carries  in coal, And scrubs,, the floor, and  washes down .the windows, and all  suelieditin' as that, sir."  T��<  We are direct Importers and Wholesale Dealers in   '  WINES,  LIQUORS^  HAVANA   OIGJkRS,   ETG  All the leading brands always in stock.   ;T  jf������ ff (��**&   moot'  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, 8. C.  "Now," said the attorney for the  ��.! defense     "Here is a  skull.     Gun  youftel i us to  what  species   H   be-  ion^?"  4�� It's the skull of a lawyer,"  replied the expert witness.  ** How can youl'tell ?"���'  " By tlirt e cheek bones."  YA TES   S TREET,  VICTORIA, B.C.  Laud Tent and  ritislr Columbia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies..;. ��� :��� Opp. Postoffice.  H&


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